Career Pathways Program

Nathalie BourdereauNathalie Bourdereau, Career Pathways Program Specialist

Office of Human Resources and Development
45 W. Gude Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

The Career Pathways program is intended to support SEIU Local 500 unit members to identify career goals and obtain training and direction to attain those goals. The Career Pathways Program will offer opportunities for employees to improve their knowledge and skills in content areas that will enable employees to reach their career goals, with programs and processes in place to support those objectives.


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Career Pathways Program for Supporting Services

Visit Career Pathways Program for Supporting Services a site which requires you to sign in using your Outlook login and password.

The Career Pathways Program offers an online resource available only to MCPS employees to help with preparing for a promotion. On this website, you can explore links to start planning your own path. You’ll also find tools such as sample career paths and a career planning guide which you can personalize to fit your individual goals. Whether you have an idea of what you’re looking for, or if you are just exploring, this searchable database contains detailed descriptions of every job within MCPS, along with pay grade, number of employees in the job, job requirements, and other characteristics about each job. Once you know the job you want, you can visit MCPS Careers directly from the website to start your search for current job openings.

Supporting Services Mentoring Program

The Supporting Services Mentoring Program is an important component of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System that will provide additional strategies to ensure the employment of highly qualified and diverse professional and support personnel, as envisioned in the Strategic Plan for Montgomery County Public Schools. The Supporting Services Mentoring Program will provide mentors to help employees excel in their roles, direct them to training and on-the-job work experiences, and prepare them for career development opportunities.

How Do I Find a Mentor?

Higher Education Partnerships

As aligned with MCPS’ Core Strategy 3, Human Capital Management, and OHRD’s Mission of building an effective workforce of diverse professionals who contribute to the success of all students by ensuring access to growth and recognition opportunities, Career Pathways Program will assist in retention processes to prioritize workforce diversity and will partner with Higher Education Partnerships to increase the supporting services employees’ participation in teacher pipeline programs.

Please see the Higher Education Partnership’s website for more information.

Training Opportunities

The Supporting Services Professional Growth System provides year-round comprehensive professional development opportunities that support the continuous growth of a skilled and effective workforce. Below is a snapshot of trainings offered. Please see the Supporting Services Training and Development link for more details.

  • Creative Problem Solving for the Supervisor
  • Delivering Unbeatable Customer Service
  • Future Leaders Series: Preparing for Promotion
  • Getting the Job: Preparing for a Successful Interview
  • Career Assessment: Planning for the Future
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Supervisors
  • Introduction to ERSC
  • Project Management
  • School Finance Workshop for Aspiring Financial Agents
  • Writing for Business